Southern Area Hospice Services are delighted to launch their third Camino of this year and are looking for participants to join them on the French Way this September.
Participants will take on the challenge of walking 113km, which begins in Sarria ending in the beautiful city that is Santiago de Compostela, to help raise funds for Hospice services.
The walk takes place from September 1-8, 2023 and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Sarah O’Hare, Fundraising Officer, has encouraged people to register.
She said: “The Camino is an excellent opportunity for people to experience something different and support their local hospice while doing so. People make friends for life on these trips, and we have a lot of returning participants who love taking part.
“Each participant will be fully supported with their fundraising, and we also organise regular participant meetings to help everyone get to know each other and to prepare for the trip beforehand. I would encourage anyone who is interested and has the Camino on their bucket list to contact myself today for an information pack.”
Una McGivern, who completed the Portuguese Route in May for Hospice, said: “If you are thinking about taking part in this challenge then just go for it. It is rewarding, and an experience that you will never forget. The fundraising is so needed, and the hospice support was amazing, so I encourage you to give it a go this year.”
Money raised through the Camino will help Southern Area Hospice Services to continue to provide invaluable specialist palliative care and support to local people and their families who live primarily within the Southern Trust Area including the main towns in the area: Newry, Armagh, Banbridge, Lurgan, Craigavon and Dungannon.
With a fundraising target of over £3.2million, Southern Area Hospice Services rely heavily on the local community to help them reach their target so they can continue to provide care and support to people at a time when they need it most. To register your interest please contact Sarah on 028 3026 7711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.